I've had this rayon-lycra knit on my to-sew shelf since last summer. When I first saw it on Fabric.com, I had to have it. I envisioned making the popular Tracy Reese dress, Vogue1224.
A few months ago, I traced the pattern and added length to the bodice - following the suggestion of other sewers who made the dress. I cut and made a muslin sometime in June, but misplaced the altered pattern pieces. This is an important fact because I completely forgot that I had lengthened the bodice. Enter today. Still having not found the pieces, I decided to forge ahead and cut out my fashion fabric in a straight size and only add length to the skirt since I remembered the muslin was a bit short. Of course as soon as I cut the last edge, I found the altered pattern pieces. The bodice I cut is THREE INCHES too short. The empire waist seam will hit me right at the chest.
I am so upset because I *luv* this fabric. I am consoling myself with Sangria.